Professor Satoshi Tadokoro has been a professor of Graduate School of Information Sciences (GSIS), Tohoku University since 2005, and was a Deputy Dean in 2012-2013, Vice Dean in 2014. In 2012, he joined newly established International Research Institute of Disaster Sciences in Tohoku University. He was Japan Cabinet Office ImPACT Program Manager in 2014-2019. He has been the Director of Tough Cyberphysical AI Research Center since 2019.
He was the project director of MEXT DDT Project on rescue robotics in 2002-2007 having contribution of more than 100 professors nationwide, and NEDO Project that developed a rescue robot Quince which is being used at the Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident since June 2011. He was the project manager of Japan Cabinet Office ImPACT Tough Robotics Challenge Project in 2014-2019. In 2016-17, his serpentine robot, Active Scope Camera was also used for investigation of Fukushima-Daiichi.